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  • Aunt Minerva is the oldest sister of my late grandfather. She was born in Northern Mexico but 2 of her brothers were born in Texas. She lived with her mother all her life and never married. She now lives with my grandma.

    During World War II, she went to the States (most likely Eagle Pass, Tx.) where she was asked if any of her relatives were American. She knew that they would be drafted and didn't want her brothers to go to war. People in Mexico already knew that could happen and had instructed her to say all her brothers were Mexican. She said so and was allowed to continue her journey.

    That was the last time someone in my family lied to US authorities. Even though both her brothers have passed away, she has never returned to the US. She is still scared of getting caught.
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